WORKFORCE: Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Sewa Singh as its new medical director.

Mr Singh will take over from Robin Bolton, who retires on 31 March, having been the trust’s medical director for two years.

Mr Singh has worked for the trust as a consultant vascular surgeon since 1996. He was clinical director for surgery from 2004 until 2007, clinical director, division of surgery from 2008 until 2010, and deputy medical director from 2010 to the present.

Mr Singh said: “I am delighted to be appointed as medical director, and look forward to continuing to work with dedicated and hard-working staff, at a trust I am committed to.

“This is an important and challenging time both for the trust and the NHS as a whole. I aim to build on the excellent work that has already been done here, promoting excellence and quality in everything that we do and continuing to improve our hospitals and the services we offer for our patients, carers, and the wider community.”

Trust chair Chris Scholey said: “I am very pleased that Sewa is taking on the extremely important role of medical director. His clinical and managerial experience will be invaluable, and his local knowledge and understanding of our patients’ needs will assist us in moving forward and continuing to improve services for our service users and carers.”